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Jodie Rose, who currently lives in Australia, has been married to a bridge in southern France for over a year now. Thus, the two tied the knot back in June 2013, on the 17th day of the month.
Dr. Aaron Carroll – author of the fantastic guide to sex-debunkery, Don't Put That in There – stopped by Mental Floss to guest-host an episode dedicated to deflating common myths and misconceptions about sex.
It was about time someone did something about these inconvenient roomies.
So you've decided to spend a night in a cabin in the woods! You fool. You might as well sacrifice yourself to Satan and save yourself some time and effort.
If you find yourself wandering around Liverpool in the middle of the night, you might be surprised to happen upon a warehouse with a glowing blue door. Inside, you'll see countless live jellyfish floating peacefully in the unlikely setting.
You've entered an enormous building scoured by ocean tides and haunted by hulking machines, slowly rusting away. It looks like the set for a post-apocalyptic movie, but it's actually a real-life Soviet submarine base, left over from the Cold War.
Despite my colleague Chris Cox’s article the other day (see A Bad Day for Bigfoot), I remain optimistic that there will be some proof of an unknown, living, upright-walking primate found — eventually.
What do you get when you combine Table Tennis and Football, and throw in a dash of technology? The answer is Teqball, an addictive new sport that’s becoming more popular every day.
How far will some actors go to get into character? Meet 10 intense artists who push themselves to the limit to add depth and realism to the characters they portray.
‘Motor mouth’ Fran Capo is a fast talker – the woman can churn out over 600 words a minute, or 11 words per second! At such high speeds, you might not always be able to understand what she’s saying.
Take a look at some of the most annoying, funny or inappropriate vigilante proofreaders out there.
While most elderly men go to the park for a leisurely stroll, retired railway worker Zhou Chengli prefers a more ‘hardcore’ workout.
Though primarily known as a statesman, Winston Churchill was also a very capable futurist and inventor.
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You don't fool with Mother Nature! Some of the worst invasions in history have been natural â€“ bugs in particular have brought havoc and destruction to people, places, animals and things for thousands of years.
Thanks to a computer glitch, the Selective Service System recently reminded over 14,000 men born between the years of 1893 and 1897 to register for the draft.
Not everyone can have a Patronus that's steeped in romance or a longing for the father they never knew. Some wizards have Patronuses that are steeped in pop culture, awesomely frightening, or just plain silly.
High up in the hills of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory sit four square, blue buildings you'd be forgiven for finding nondescript. Inside, they're decorated with drab gray carpet familiar to any cubicle worker.
If you went looking for Zvezdny Gorodok, aka Star City, on a map in the 1960s, you'd have no luck.
35-year-old Ben Sansum doesn’t isn’t very impressed with high-tech gadgets, modern appliances or the internet. Instead, he prefers the old-world charm of the 1940s.
If you love books as a physical object, just imagine burying your nose between the pages of these beauties, massive atlases, photobooks, and tributes to the written word.Read more...
Take a look at some of the most creative and hilarious cap decorations.
For centuries, farming was the main source of income for the people of Asola-Fatehpur Beri, twin villages in northern India.
No, it’s not an alien colony, a time machine, or even a Russian version of America’s ionospheric HAARP program. But in a forest near Moscow, this Soviet-era “lightning machine” has a capacity arguably equal to Russia’s entire electricity output.
A pet store owner in Richland, Washington, is putting herself in her clients’ shoes (or paws, if you will) for a whole month.